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Hyundai Kona Electric driving range corrected to 279 miles

Hyundai has revised the official WLTP range for its Kona Electric SUV downwards after confirming it had suffered the same testing issues reported yesterday for the Kia e-Niro.

Hyundai Kona Electric

Testing by an independent organisation on the sister models had seen both vehicles run for too long on the WLTP urban cycle, resulting in an over-estimation of their homologated electric vehicle driving range.

It means that the Kona Electric in 39kWh specification now gets an official WLTP combined range of 289km (180 miles) compared to 312km (186 miles) previously. Meanwhile the higher-spec 64kWh model now stands at 449km (279 miles) compared to 482km (300 miles) before.

Hyundai said it was following the situation closely to arrive at a full explanation and said it was taking this matter seriously. No other Hyundai vehicles are affected by this issue.


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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.